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and applause ] watch where you point that thing, it's powerful! okay. >>> new jersey governor chris christie visited the white house yesterday, making his case to president obama to get more federal aid for victims of hurricane sandy. president obama's expected to ask congress for an additional $50 billion to help states hit by the october storm, but christie says sandy will cost new jersey alone up to $37 billion. new york governor andrew cuomo and new york city mayor michael bloomberg also made similar trips to d.c. recently to push for more federal support. >>> after a delay noted by none other than "the new york times's" maureen dowd, secretary of state hillary clinton is coming to the defense of u.n. ambassador susan rice, calling her a stalwart colleague. rice is seen as a top pick to succeed clinton in the state department, but is under attack by republicans who accuse her of misleading the public in the aftermath of the september 11th attacks at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> and it's important to remember what susan said was based on the information that had been given to every
to promote his tax plan new jersey governor chris christie is making a pitch to washington for more funds to cover the cost of hurricane sandy. christie is seeking $83 billion in extra disaster aid from the government. he's making the plea on behalf of his home state of new jersey, as well as for new york and connecticut. christie met with president obama at the white house first, then with house speaker john boehner at the capital. at a senate hearing thursday, senator charles schumer of new york presented his case for rebuilding the storm zone. "new york has no choice, we have to adapt. new york and new jersey are a waterfront region in the path of violent new weather realities." president obama meanwhile is seeking $50 billion from congress for emergency aid for 11 states with storm damage. the improving housing market is turning into a wealth builder for americans. according to the federal reserve, financial wealth in american households grew to $64 trillion, up $1.7 trillion during the 3rd quarter. here's how that happened: the value of real estate rose $300 billion, while stocks cli
chris christie finally meets his idol. the man he's seen in concert more than 100 times. the governor and the boss, bruce springsteen. they're friends now. this is "hardball," the place for politics. two years ago, the people of bp made a commitment to the gulf. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help those affected and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open, and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. and bp's also committed to america. we support nearly 250,000 jobs and invest more here than anywhere else. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. our commitment has never been stronger. >>> in the costliest presidential election in u.s. history, the 2012 race saw not one but $2 billion spent. president obama and mitt romney each raised over a billion dollars a piece and that's just the campaigns and party committees. the obama camp raised $1.123 billion while the romney camp spent $1.019 billion just behind them. when you add in the spending by the super pacs, those numbers go way up. we'll be right back. ameripr
. wjz is live there now. christie ileto explains why this is good news for everyone. christie? >> yeah, a new report shows that visitors are from out of town. they spend big bucks for the area. and the national aquarium is the main reason they come to baltimore. >> reporter: for deborah hanley, when you come to baltimore, there's one place you have to go. >> the aquarium. today is my 60th birthday. and i'm skipping work to celebrate. >> reporter: that's the city's main attraction for hanley and for more than a million other visitors this past year, according to a new report. >> reporter: numbers show these underwater creatures draw large crowds, drive more than $300 million to the city and state and help maintain over 3300 jobs. >> it helps us to understand really the impact that we're making in the community. >> reporter: the aquarium commission report comes just as the nonprofit receives a grant from the state to help renovate its rate trade exhibit. >> the 2.5 million dollars that the state made available to us, to help support that pro
an international endorsement four years in advance of the iowa caucus. >> okay. new jersey governor chris christie is asking for 100% reimbursement from the federal government for the costs of emergency response the state faced in the wake of hurricane sandy. christie said in a letter to fema that the economic damage in his state could top $40 billion. he also plans to couple to washington to press his case later this week. both christie and new york governor andrew cuomo are asking for full compensation for their state's efforts. the white house is also expected to ask for more money. >>> and just one month after the election, mitt romney is returning to the business world. the former republican presidential nominee rejoined the board of the u.s. hotel company marriott international. romney served on the marriott board for over a decade stepping down in 2002 before becoming governor of massachusetts and again in 2011 when he launched his second presidential bid. the romney and marriott families have been close friends for generations. romney even named jay, willard marriott, the founder of the co
at flavorboost.com. >>> chris christie comes to washington and the end of the 2012 election. the romney campaign is still touting numbers. this was not an accidental spam e-mail that got released into your inboxes. they sent out a release saying the romney effort raised over $85 million from october 18 to november 26. romney's chairman, quote, romney's victory continued strong fund-raising. every dollar raised was put to use in the effort to elect mitt romney. they have a bunch of money left on hand. it is about trying to make sure when you have cash on hand you know it wasn't used. it wasn't his fault. romney's top strategist says sandy hurt them the heartest. after the storm, i never had a good feeling. not that the storm impacted things so much, per se, but these races, a race like this, is a lot like an nba game. it's all about ball control at the end. as he notes, they didn't have control of the message are or the ball. new jersey governor chris christie met with president obama face-to-face for the first time since the two toured the state after the storm. christie was in d.c. his approval
punked. >>> it's become one of the city and the state's main attractions. i'm christie ileto. coming up, i'll have more on what a new report is saying about the national aquarium and how it affects our local economy. >>> and when will we see the warmer weather temperatures again? any time soon? don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob. >>> it's 51 degrees and clear in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> it's one of baltimore's favorite attractions. and support shows it is bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars into the city. wjz is live at the national aquarium do you want. christie ileto has more on what this means for the local economy. >>> a new report shows that most of the visitors are from out of town, that they spend big bucks here in the area. and that the national aquarium is their main reason for flocking to baltimore. >> reporter: for deborah hanley, when you come to baltimore, there is one place you have to go. >> the aquarium. today is my 60th birthday, and i'm
his own people and governor chris christie asking the feds to pay 100% for the damage left by sandy. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. we begin this morning in washington where the halls of congress are a little quieter now that house members have gone home for the weekend. the break comes with 26 days to go until the fiscal cliff deadline and after president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke again by phone but failed to reach a deal. boehner says revenues can be on the table just not in the form of tax hikes on the rich. treasury secretary timothy geithner says that just won't work. >> there's no point to an agreement that involve the rates going up on the top 2% of the wealthy. it's only 2%. >> geithner went on to say that he's fully prepared. the obama administration is fully prepared to go off that fiscal cliff if republicans don't agree to tax hikes on the wealthiest americans. let's bring in congressional correspondent kate bolduan. the white house won't budge on taxes. the republican led house takes a br
christie. >> greta: they've got to fix the problems and stop relying on the federal government. they're going to constantly need money. >>> president obama gets slammed by a very unhappy citizen. wait to you hear what the sides is saying and you will. you tell us. is he justified. >>> in two minutes, if you think lawmakers aren't doing enough to solve our fiscal problems take a look at this former senator, he's going to extreme measures to avoid the cliff. why does he think this wild video will help? more of the video you can't miss in just two minutes. embarrassed about my skin. [ designer ] enough of just covering up my moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. i decided enough is enough. ♪ [ spa lady ] i started enbrel. it's clinically proven to provide clearer skin. [ rv guy ] enbrel may not work for everyone -- and may not clear you completely, but for many, it gets skin clearer fast, within 2 months, and keeps it clearer up to 9 months. [ male announcer ] because enbrel®, etanercept, suppresses your immune system, it may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes
. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is making a personal plea for federal disaster aid. the republican governor paid an unannounced visit to the white house to ask president obama for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york, and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some same gop king maker senator jim demint of south carolina is stepping down from congress on january 1st. demint will become the head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million a year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> well, it sure does sound like a plot out of a tom clancey cold war novel. a rogue navy sailor is accused of selling tracking technology to the russians. nbc affiliate reporter andy fox with wavy has that story. >> reporter: robert hoffman appeared in court wearing a t-shirt with a rooster on it with the boards born to fight in reference to cock figh
come next week. it would make michigan the 24th right to work state in the nation. >>> chris christie explains his change of heart of president obama. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership? >> maybe until he was presented with a stark opportunity. >> "thursday night football" the denver broncos beat the oakland raiders 26-13. that's eight straight wins for the broncos. one sad note. a fan fell from the top deck of the coliseum during that game. he is hospitalized and he is in serious condition. it's a dreadful thing. >> certainly hope he can recover. that's terrible. >>> let's turn and talk about a story we chatted about yesterday. the cover story for "time" magazine. we were talking about it and that was the picture. that's the commissioner talking about some of the ways he was hoping to reform the sport of football so it has less of a toll on the athletes. among the ideas on the table were doing away with kickoffs, which are seen to be one of the most danger
, the paul ryans and chris christie and bobby jindal? is it really that real divide with the very conservative wing of the party? and if either case, how do they bridge that divide moving forward? >> i do think there is a need to talk to america differently. maybe it is generational. i feel like i span that generation where i find myself now older than a lot of new republicans even elected officials right now -- >> they have the 80s class in now. >> i don't know how i became old but i have. but it does need to be a shift to new republicans. there a lot of them out there. frankly i'd love to see the media talk to a lot of new republicans, the jeb hencerlings and paul ryan and bobby jindal and marco rubio, a lot of strong, younger voices in the party i would like to see more on. i turn on the tv and see newt gingrich back on tv. he hasn't been a republican leader in about 16 years. that's a long time. we need to shift and hear some of the newer voices in the party. >> i have to say just because you have some gray hair doesn't mean you can say those things. this isn't just about bein
in the pack of the usual suspects. we can talk about a few of them. marko rubio and there is it chris christy might be one. in jeb bush. >> in fact there is it a deep bench i think on the republican side. there is it a lot of the people who would be possibly . who will want to come forward. it might be and it is possible 2016 will be a fracous on the republican side and a stately walking toward the coronation on the democraticic side. i say that within the context of knowing that four years of history can turn a number of things on their head. >> what about a third party candidate. earlier this year. 30 percent of people said they were republicans and demcreates and rest independent. >> the country is ripe. i have seen the response that the elictorate offers in the real world activities to that . dana, there is a problem. the electoral system in this country make its extremely difficult for third party candidate to emerge. peggy wrote about there is so much dissatisfaction in the electorate there is it a desire for alternatives to emerge particularly in the center. >> great transition to my n
.m. eastern on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> well, new jersey governor chris christie is making a personal plea for federal disaster aid in the wake of hurricane sandy. the republican governor paid an unannounced visit to the white house to ask the president for $83 billion in aid for new jersey, new york and connecticut. he also met with members of congress. it was their first meeting since touring new jersey disaster areas in late october. >>> tea party leader and some say gop king-maker, senator jim demint of south carolina, is stepping down from congress, this happening on january 1st. demint will become head of the heritage foundation. that's a conservative think tank with an $80 million-a-year budget. demint is just two years into a second six-year term, and south carolina governor nikki haley will appoint his successor. >>> so, 2012 was officially the most expensive election in american political history. the final reports show that spending on the campaign broke the $2 billion landmark and milestone in its final weeks, helping set the record. las vegas casino mogul sheld
? weekly unemployment claims spike. governor chris christie pressed president obama for additional aid. >> i am going home, guys. >> hiring plans plans last month. matching a record low from november of 2008. planned layoffs rose 20% to their highest levels in six months. consumer spending is down. >> i want to thank tiffany. >> the fiscal cliff negotiations are down to president obama and john boehner. the uncertainty could take a toll. >> it hasn't affected hiring and layoff decisions yet but it will if we get into next year and haven't nailed this down. >> on monday the president travels to michigan to talked economy at a diesel plant. >> why is superstar sandy plain such a role in the jobs report? >> 24 states were affected one way or the other. businesses had to shut down. between the fiscal cliff and senate come when my has seen it up to 200,000 jobs added. instead we're looking at something more like 100,000 we think. not very good. >> tara mergener, thank you. you can apply for official federal assistance immediately. the deadline is this month for some workers. for more affirm
governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo making the trip on monday. combined they are asking for more than $77 billion of federal relief. white house press secretary jay carney said wednesday it's too early to say how much relief money the obama administration will request. he pointed out the administration has already designated more than $2 billion. transportation secretary ray lahood announced 10 million more dollars for new jersey thursday. emily schmidt, washington. >> that just sounds like a drop in the bucket. >>> in case you missed it live, here's a holiday treat we've reheated for you, the lighting of the national christmas tree that took place earlier tonight down on the ellipse right outside the white house. >> four, three, two, one. [ cheering and applause ] >> the free is ball. the president and his family -- the tree is beautiful. the president and his family are beautiful. it's a beautiful night in washington d.c., isn't it? that's a colorado blue spruce that came this way from virginia. it was tr
christie explains his change of heart to president obama days after the storm and days before the presidential election. check out what he told jon stewart on "the daily show." >> people have different skill sets at different times. >> i see. so he wasn't a leader until you needed leadership. >> maybe until -- maybe until he was presented with an opportunity to lead. >> all right. >> critics call it a step towards union busting. protests against a proposed new labor law in a state known for organized labor. we are live from michigan next. >>> and call it man versus python. the state of florida needs your help to kill thousands of massive reptiles. why does this sound like it may not end well? they're about 10 times softer and may have surface pores where bacteria can grow and multiply. polident is specifically designed to clean dentures daily. its unique micro-clean formula kills 99.9% of odor causing bacteria and helps dissolve stains, cleaning in a better way than brushing with toothpaste. that's why i recommend using polident. [ male announcer ] polident. cleaner, fresher,
. in a joint statement on the matter, governor andrew cuomo of new york and new jersey governor chris christie say, this money will help their states recover, repair, and rebuild. they also say, their request includes funding to invest in efforts to protect the region from impact of storms like sandy. both governors recently went to washington to lobby lawmakers for federal funds. >> a new jobs report shows. a big drop in the nations unemployment. last month, 146- thousand jobs were added in the u-s. right now, the unemployment rate is 7-point-7 percent. that number does not include people who have stopped looking for work. still - it is the lowest percentage in 4-years. kron 4's justine waldman has a closer look at employment growth here in the bay area. and shows us where the jobs are here >> according to the california employment development department. there are jobs in the bay area. you just need to know where to look. ruth kavanagh's job is to watch the job numbers. she tells me. the latest figures show the labor market is improving. >> some growth is recovery from the downturn that we h
cuomo a democrat and new jersey governor chris christie a republic originally told the white house they wanted $79 billion just for new york and new jersey. the white house instead asked congress for this $60.4 billion. the white house office of management and budget sent a letter to speaker of the house john boehner to say that this $60.4 billion would be, quote: funds necessary to finance a needed recovery effort and to help the region prepare for future challenges, including future storms, severe storms and coastal flooding as well as impact associated with a changing climate. governor cuomo and governor christie thanked president obama for all this money in a statement, this pledged money and the senators from their states chuck schumer, frank lautenberg, kristen gillibrand all democrats said this $60.4 billion is a good start but they acknowledged that congress has other things on its plate and this money is not all guaranteed. some members they think might push for some spending cuts to offset all this new spending. they said, quote: this is going to be a tough fight in the
officials come together and put their political differences aside, like obama and christie, bloomberg endorsed obama. we saw a lot of changes in the reality, especially in new jersey. >> angeline, talk about what the environment means in haiti. >> the environment means a lot. haiti is a country that has been hit by seasonal climate events almost every year. weather events and hurricanes have severely affected the country. every year, thousands of people are dying. many have been displaced. many others are still homeless. as a youth, it is my responsibility to take part in these activities, to do something about it. i would like to see climate justice. >> what the climate justice mean to you? >> for me, eradication of poverty. that means developed countries need to take responsibility by fulfilling -- by providing finance, which is key for countries like haiti. >> marco, what the climate justice mean to you? >> all of that, including the fact that currently, emissions in the atmosphere, 75% are coming from developed countries , countries that have done everything for over a century and
of the territories. they have some of the pipeline and birds, existing refineries in corpus christi. we call it the koch keystone pipeline. we understand the world needs the u.s. to mobilize around these brothers to get private money out of politics and to isolate their extreme elements in the republican party. and these are not all conservative thinking spirit these extremists, and many to be isolated. >> victor menotti, "faces behind a global crisis: us carbon billionaires and the un climate deadlock" is his report. i will be speaking in oslo, norway on saturday. we will be broadcasting from just outside the nobel peace prize ceremony on monday. democracy now! is looking for feedback from people who appreciate the closed captioning. email your comments to outreach@democracynow.org or mail them to democracy now! p.o. box 693, new york, ny 10013. tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight, a conversation with a nobel laureate and notable african author and poet, wole soyinka, the first african- american to win the nobel prize for literature, out with a new peace, "of a
suspects, we could talk about a few of them. there's rubio and there's others, and chris christie might be one although some people might disagree with that. >> and jeb bush, in fact, there's a very deep bench, i think, on the republican side. there's a lot of people who will be possible, and who will want to come forward. it might be-- it's possible 2016 will turn into quite a fracus on the republican side and a stately walking towards the coronation on the democratic side. i mean, i say that within the context of knowing that four years of history can turn any number of things on their head. >> what about a third party candidate possibility? earlier this year, gallup said only 30% of people said they were democrats, 30% republican, the rest were independent. is the country ripe for a third party candidate? >> the country is ripe and i've worked on those efforts myself and seen the response that the electorate offers in polls and real world activities to that. there's a problem. the electoral system in this country makes it extremely difficult for third party candidates to emerge. at t
. governor chris christie on "the daily show" the universal telethon for hurricane sandy victims and about meeting the boss bruce springsteen back stage. >> he came up, put his hands down. shook his hand. i tried to be cool. i wasn't. then he said, come on, give me a hug. i said, all right. i hugged him. >> did he go, come on, stop. >> no. you know, that's always hard to judge, right? when do you stop the man hug. it's hard. >> had to give also this, the pat or did you go slow down. >> i went slow dance. >> i've got to be kidding. >> no pat? >> no pat. i went slow dance. but then he said the most amazing thing to me. he said, it's official. we're friends. >> oh, wow. that's nice. that's nice. those antacids aren't working. oh no, not that, not here! [ male announcer ] antacids don't relieve gas. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. gas-x. the gas xperts. gas-x is designed to relieve gas. until i had the shingles. i have never encountered such a burning sensation... it was like a red rash. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i had no idea it came from chickenpox. it's somet
christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday. new york governor andrew cuomo made the trip monday. combined, they're asking for more than 7 7 -billion federal dollars for relief. >> this is a big situation, big numbers, there need to be more conversations, but we are not going to stop until it is done. >> we are trying to get to a place where we can help the region recover as quickly as possible. >> white house press secretary jay carney said wednesday it's too early to say how much relief money the obama administration will request---he pointed out the administration has already designated more than two-billion dollars.transportation secretary ray lahood announced ten million more dollars for new jersey thursday. the governors' requests come as washington is caught in heated debates on how to avoid the fiscal cliff. in washington, emily schmidt, kron4 news you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're win
governor chris christie of new jersey had the exact attitude about jersey shore, said no good could come from the show only serves to perpetuate false stereotypes, under pleasant sort of repugnant images. the jersey shore people aren't in new jersey. >> mike: staten island, new york. >> alisyn: thank you. you've got to go deep into jersey to get this. and anyway, joe manchin wants mtv-- he knows it's only going to perpetuate stereotypes of west virginia and here is what he said. instead of showcasing the beauty of our state, you preyed on young people coaxing them into displaying shameful behavior and now you're profiting from it. >> clayton: i lived in west virginia, beautiful, beautiful people and towns and nicest people you would meet and never met anyone that looked or acted like the morons you're seeing in the show. i covered some depressed poverty stricken areas, certainly during floods and i never et met anyone like that. >> alisyn: they weren't doing geller shots and fist bumps constantly. >> clayton: driving around on the back of a truck half naked, wait. >> alisyn: you did see
is seeking another $7 billion for the same purpose. i commend governor quomeow and governor christie for -- cuomo and governor christie for including strategic needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated inble compassion and concern for the people who they represent and have been highly effective in their leadership since the disaster began and it may also include mayor bloomberg, mayor booker and many other local officials that stepped up and did the job they were elected to do. i hope -- i look forward to hearing from our witnesses today. my colleagues who i have the deepest respect for and have been engaged in many conversations with them, as i am all too familiar with what they are going through right now. i'm looking forward to their suggestions. so our first panel includes senators from the affected areas. in the interest of time and due to the number of participants, i've asked each one to limit their statement to four minutes but their entire written testimony will be included in the record. whether he take any documents or papers -- we will take a
's andrew cuomo and chris christie for their strong leadership before, during, and after sandy. we are fortunate to have such remarkable governors' meeting our region through this difficult time. i m patrick roye. we operate what is one of the most important transportation network in the world. our access includes five airports, three of which comprise the busiest airport system in the country. we also maintain for bridges, including the george washington bridge. the busiest taken a crossing in the world. and holland and lincoln tunnels which link new york and new jersey. other assets include the world's busiest bus terminal, the largest port complex on the east coast, and a rail system. annually more than 109 million people use our airports, which handles more than 2.1 million tons of cargo. 465 min people use the bridges and tunnels, 77 million people ride, path, and the transport nearly 700 million people a year and billions of dollars worth of goods through our network. as we now know, super storm sandy brought this critical transportation network to a complete halt over a mont
are. christie sent to this picture of a tree that fell over it antioch because of the rain and all of the rain saturating the ground. the winds came in and whipped through a lot of the trees cannot stand a chance. >> send our best-your storm pictures to breaking news at www.kron4.com. good morning thank you for waking up with the kron 4 morning news. we are looking live from our roof cam. some high clouds and the distant. no problems with visibility. a mix of sun and clouds later today '50s and '60s area we will see an increase in cloud cover. we have light rain expected tomorrow. as we look ahead we will have some heavy rain expected for wednesday morning. quite weather into the weekend. here is a look at your temperatures. 39 and the battle and napa. 37 vallejo. mid 40's are antioch, oakland. 43 in sunnyvale. into the afternoon everyone in the same vote you will not see too much of variation in the numbers. everyone hovering around the 60 degree mark. for fremont milpitas san jose 63. more in palo alto. taking it to the east bay sunny skies 62 for walnut creek in castro valley. f
extremely worthwhile and i think we need to continue his work in rebuild were feasible. governor christie focus like a laser beam. this estimate is $36.9 billion, e.u. sum of money, but very, very well documented. preventing flooded homes is more efficient than repairing the many water breach. as such we believe it's necessary in our delegation is united on this and cost effective to provide emergency funding to finish beach replenishment jobs that authority been authorized into the carefully at those on the drawing board at the feasibility study level. i asked my full statement be made part of the record. we need to really unite and go all out to repair and how people have been terrifically affected. >> without objection from overture full text in the record. it's been noted this was a bipartisan list of witnesses and all of us are saying essentially the same thing, which of his untold suffering, that we need to move forward in a united way to resolve this problem and meet the expectations that people have of us that we will step up and be sure that we rebuild in a way where these things
.s. navy says all aircraft were accounted for. reuters is reporting that new jersey governor chris christie in a letter to the federal emergency management administration is asking for a reimbursement of 100% of the costs of hurricane sandy. fema generally reimburses states for 75% of repair costs. at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, the house transportation committee will need to hear testimony from fema administrator craig fugate. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> we have had these explosions of knowledge in madison, but we have not coordinated care, and all of these services and adding so many cracks that they are as harmful as the diseases that we are treating. you have to step back and ask, are we hurting people overall? on a global level, what are we doing sometimes? now, we have these reports saying that 30% of everything we do might not be necessary in health care? 30% of the medications, the procedures? this is something that i think is really being called out as a problem. this function in the u.s. health-care industry, dr. marty makary on what health care companies will
governor cuomo and christie including strategic mitigation needs in their funding request. both of these leaders have demonstrated incredible compassion and concern for the people whom they represent in have been highly effective set the disaster began and may also include mia bloomberg, and many other local officials the and did the job there were elected to do. i look forward to hearing, witnesses today. my colleagues whom i have the deepest respect for and have been engaged in many conversations with them, as i am all too familiar with what they're going through. i am looking for to their suggestions. our first panel includes senators from the affected areas in the interest in time i have asked each one to limit their statement to four minutes, but their entire written testimony will be included in the record. we will take documents or papers that they want to submit to help us build the most robust response that we can. before i introduce the panel of want to introduce the ranking member senator coats. i want to then turn to senator cochran, vice chair of the overall committ
christie goes to washington today, lobbying congressional leaders for emergency funds to try to cover the cost of the devastation. amazing stories are still emerging in the aftermath of the storm, like ryan panetta, victimized twice. poppy harlow tells us how he lost his home and his school. >> reporter: the sun isn't up at breakfast time for the panettas. how tired are you? >> very. >> reporter: now living in a borrowed one-bedroom apartment with their parents. how long is your commute to school now? >> it feels almost like two hours. >> reporter: what did it used to be? >> 15 minutes. >> reporter: wow! 6:30 am and they're out the door. a long car ride. >> have a good day. >> reporter: then a bus to ryan's temporary school, ps-13. >> it's unreal how much our life has changed. we're trying to make the best of it. >> reporter: an eighth grade honor student, one of 5,400 new york students still in different schools because of sandy. >> he's the one that was probably impacted the most. and yet he has the strongest will to be here every day. >> when something brings you down, you got to g
governor cuomo and chris christie said it would help their state rebuild. >>> yesterday marked the 71st anniversary of the pearl harbor attacks and many paused to remember the fateful day. in hawaii, a moment of silence followed by a fly-over at the exact time the bombing began. that surprise attack killed about 2400 people and it was the start of the u.s. involvement in world war ii. >>> pearl harbor survivors revisited that day. a 2 is gun salute honored the survivors of the attack. the memories are still fresh for the men there. a 91-year-old was on the uss west virginia when the planes attacked. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of my ship. er to a big hole in there and the ship began to lift. >>> well a beacon on the top of the mount was lit throughout the night to remember the pearl harbor attacks the. light turned on at sunset last night and stayed lit until dawn this morning. the eye was turned off on december 8th, 1941, the day after the attacks so it would not be a guide for enemy planes and if you it's lit just once a year to honor the people who died. >>> the pearl h
to be pretty good thing for chris christie. >> the attorney general who typically in virginia waits his turn and then ms. of tulips and the governor has decided to run for governor. -- and then goes up for governor has decided to run. he is not happy about this. he is thinking about running as an independent. that would all but guaranteed the former democratic national committee chairman of the governor of virginia. if you had some of the five years ago i would probably have called you nouts. >> wisconsin, scott walker is coming out of the successful recall. he has talked about as a very high presidential hopeful for 2016. president obama have a pretty sizable victory in wisconsin last month. i suspect the democrats will want to beat scott walker and get him out of the mix for 2016. >> to be continued. erin mcpike, reid wlison, thank you for being with us on "newsmakers" this sunday. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> owhat peter shumlin again today on all "newsmakers" at this o'clock p.m.. >> they will look at
and this is deemed committee. i would also like to think governor's andrew cuomo of new york and chris christie of new jersey for their strong leadership before, during and after super storm sandy. we are lucky to have such remarkable governors to lead through this region. and the executive director of the port authority in new york and new jersey. for those not familiar with the agency, we operate the most important multi mode transportation network in the world. our transportation assets include five airports, three of which comprise the busiest in the country -- jfk public guardia and newark airports. we maintain and operate for bridges, including the george washington bridge. that busiest vehicular crossing in the world at the holland and lincoln tunnels which beat new york and new jersey. other assets include the world busiest bus terminal, the largest port complex on the east coast and a bistate into rail system. annually, more than 109 million people use our airports, which handled more than 2.1 million tons of cargo. about 465 million people use our heads and river and s.i. bridges and
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